International Airports, Domestic Airports & Airlines in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Airports or Airports in Bangladesh are the gateways of Bangladesh. Currently, Bangladesh has 3 International Airports (which are also used for domestic flights), 5 Domestic Airports, and 5 Short Take-off and Landing ports, with one new domestic airport under construction. The major International Airport of Bangladesh is Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (also known as Dhaka International Airport), which is located in the capital city of Dhaka.
An airport, also called an air terminal, aerodrome, or airfield, site and installation for the takeoff and landing of aircraft. An airport usually has paved runways and maintenance facilities and serves as a terminal for passengers and cargo (Ref). The sole perspective of an airport is moving aircraft into and out of the country.
- 1 Airports in Bangladesh
- 2 Bangladesh International Airports
- 2.1 Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka (DAC)
- 2.2 Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong (CGP)
- 2.3 Osmani International Airport, Sylhet (ZYL)
- 3 Bangladesh Domestic Airports
- 3.1 Cox’s Bazar Airport (CXB)
- 3.2 Shah Makhdum Airport, Rajshahi (RJH)
- 3.3 Jessore Airport (JSR)
- 3.4 Saidpur Airport (SPD)
- 3.5 Barisal Airport (BZL)
- 3.6 Pre Approval Required for Air Operation
- 3.7 Bangladesh Airports: OUT Of Service
- 3.8 Military Operation / Airfield
- 4 Final Word
Airports in Bangladesh
Bangladesh Airports are playing a major role in the country’s economic growth. More than 10 million people in Bangladesh live outside of the country. They are the key players in the rapid growth of Bangladesh’s economy after the garment industry. Those Bangladeshi send their hard-earned money as remittance and in Bangladesh, they are known as the Remittance Fighter. The majority of them live in the Middle East, Malaysia, Europe, Australia, and North America. All of them travel through all the International Airports of Bangladesh.
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka handles more than 90% of the total international travelers. Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong also handles a mentionable number of international travelers from or to Middle Eastern destinations like Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kolkata, Medina, and Muscat. Osmani International Airport, Sylhet handles the largest portion of passengers from or to the United Kingdom.
Beside International travelers, these three major airports also welcome local travelers along with 5 other domestic airports of Bangladesh. Whether someone traveling to any local or international destination, these Bangladeshi International Airports and Domestics Airports will be the gateway of each and every air traveler.
Bangladesh International Airports
There are three International Airports in the country. Those are Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (previously known as ZIA International Airport) in Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport (Chittagong Airport) in Chittagong, and Osmani International Airport (Sylhet Airport) in Sylhet. These Bangladesh International Airports plays key roles in International Flights both passenger and cargo operation in Bangladesh.
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka (DAC)
Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka (DAC) is the largest and the main international airport in the country. It is located in the capital city Dhaka. Almost all international passengers embark at and disembark from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka is also known as Dhaka International Airport which was previously known as ZIA International Airport, Bangladesh. In 2010, the government changed the airport’s name, from Zia International Airport to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
The length of the runway of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka is 11,500 feet or 3,505 meters.
The annual passenger handling capacity of the airport is 18.5 million passengers. This is the primary hub of the national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines. In addition, it is also the main hub of most of the private airlines in Bangladesh including Regent Airways, Novoair, and US-Bangla Airlines. More than 90% of aeronautical functions of CAAB (Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh) are carried out from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
General Information – Dhaka International Airport
ICAO ID: VGHS, IATA CODE: DAC, Latitude: 235036.05N, Longitude: 0902352.02E, TWR FREQ: 118.3 MHz, 119.3 MHz, ACC FREQ: 125.7 MHz, 129.7 MHz, DVOR: 112.7 MHz, NDB: 298 KHz.
Contact Information: Airport Director, HSIA, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone: +880 2 8901449 (Off), Fax: +880 2 8901450
Email: [email protected], AFTN: VGHSYDYX
Helpline: A service-providing organization named ‘Helpline’ is on the second floor of terminal-2 of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Passengers can get necessary services in exchange of money. Telephone: +880 2 8901248-9, +880 2 7911041-3, Ext.- 3349.
Lost & Found: Lost & found desk is in the terminal building for passenger’s lost luggage. Telephone: +880 2 8901500-19, Ext.-5402 and direct call +880 2 8901315.
Ticket Sales Counter: For the advantage of the respectable passengers, the international ticket sales counter of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. is established in the concourse hall (first floor) of the international terminal building Telephone: +880 2 8901500-19, Ext. -2911 and direct call +880 2 8901757) and the domestic sales counter of different airlines including Biman are in the domestic terminal building (Telephone: +880 2 8901500-19, Ext.-5420).
Airlines Operate in Dhaka International Airport
There is a huge number of airlines that operate flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport to various local and international destinations. Major International Airlines like Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and British Airways (BA) shut down their operation in Bangladesh on March 28, 2009. Anyone who travels from or to Bangladesh by the mentioned International Airlines operates in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka.
Some of the popular routes related to Dhaka are JFK to Dhaka, Dhaka to London, Dhaka to Dubai, Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka to Chennai, Dhaka to Kolkata, Dubai to Dhaka, etc.
Some of the active, popular International, Local, and Budget Airlines operate from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and their destinations are –
Popular Passenger Flights and Destination
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines: Local flight routes of Biman Bangladesh Airlines are Dhaka to Barisal, Dhaka to Chittagong, Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka to Jessore, Dhaka to Rajshahi, Dhaka to Saidpur and Dhaka to Sylhet. Biman operates regular international flights to Abu Dhabi, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Dammam, Delhi, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, London Heathrow, Manchester, Medina, Muscat, Riyadh, Singapore, Yangon.
- US-Bangla Airlines: Dhaka to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Barisal, Chennai, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Doha, Guangzhou, Jessore, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Rajshahi, Saidpur, Singapore, Sylhet.
- Regent Airways: Dhaka to Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Doha, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Singapore.
- Novoair: Dhaka to Barisal, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Jessore, Kolkata, Rajshahi, Saidpur, Sylhet.
- Air Arabia: Operates Flight Dhaka to Sharjah route.
- Air Arabia Abu Dhabi: Operates from Dhaka to Abu Dhabi.
- Air Asia: Operates Flight Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur route.
- Air India: Operates in Dhaka to Kolkata route.
- Cathay Dragon: Dhaka to Hong Kong.
- China Eastern Airlines: Dhaka to Kunming.
- China Southern Airlines: Dhaka to Guangzhou.
- Druk Air: Dhaka to Paro, Bhutan.
- Emirates: Dhaka to Dubai
- Etihad Airways: Dhaka to Abu Dhabi.
- Gulf Air: Dhaka to Bahrain.
- Himalaya Airlines: Dhaka to Kathmandu.
- IndiGo: Dhaka to Delhi, Kolkata.
- Kuwait Airways: Dhaka to Kuwait.
- Malaysia Airlines: Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur.
- Maldivian: Dhaka to Chennai, Malé.
- Malindo Air: Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur.
- Qatar Airways: Dhaka to Doha.
- Salam Air: Dhaka to Muscat.
- Saudia: Dhaka to Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh.
- Singapore Airlines: Dhaka to Singapore.
- SpiceJet: Dhaka to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai.
- Sri Lankan Airlines: Dhaka to Colombo.
- Thai Airways: Dhaka to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.
- Thai Lion Air: Dhaka to Bangkok Don Mueang
- Turkish Airlines: Dhaka to Istanbul
Both local and international cargo flights operate from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. Some of the mentionable cargo operators are –
- Bismillah Airlines: Bangkok, Bombay, Canton, Chongqing, Delhi, Dubai, Kolkata, Mascot, Kunming, Shanghai, Istanbul, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Toronto, London, Seoul, Sylhet.
- SkyAir: Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Jessore, Sylhet.
- AirBridge Cargo: Krasnoyarsk, Shanghai-Pudong.
- Cathay Pacific Cargo: Hanoi, Hong Kong.
- China Cargo Airlines: Shanghai-Pudong, Zhengzhou.
- Easy Fly Express: Delhi, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kolkata, Zhengzhou.
- Ethiopian Airlines Cargo: Addis Ababa.
- Etihad Cargo: Abu Dhabi, Hanoi.
- Hong Kong Airlines Cargo: Hong Kong.
- Qatar Airways Cargo: Doha, Kolkata.
- Saudia Cargo: Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh.
- Silk Way Airlines: Baku.
- Sky Gates Airlines: Baku.
- Singapore Airlines Cargo: Amsterdam, Sharjah, Singapore.
- Turkish Airlines Cargo: Almaty, Ashgabat, Istanbul Atatürk.
Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong (CGP)
Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong (CGP) is the second largest airport in Bangladesh. Shah Amanat International Airport is located at Patenga, southwest of Chittagong/Chattogram city at the bank of Karnaphuli River. This is 20 km west of Chittagong port and 18 km south of Chittagong railway station. The length of the runway of Shah Amanat International Airport is 9,646 feet or 2,940 meters.
Domestic and international passenger and cargo flights are operated by the national and international airline operators to and from Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong. The airport’s sole 220,000 square feet (20,000 m2) passenger terminal is divided into two parts: International Terminal and Domestic Termina with a boarding bridge in each. The airport also has a 29,063 square feet (2,700 m2) cargo terminal. A new Lounge has also been created for American Express cardholders.
General Information – Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong
ICAO ID: VGEG, IATA CODE: CGP, Latitude: 221525.28N, Longitude: 0914919.95E, TWR FREQ: 118.4 MHz, 119.4 MHz, VOR: 113.4 MHz, NDB: 287 kHz.
Shah Amanat International Airport Contact Information
Airport Manager, Chattogram, Bangladesh.
Phone: 880 2 41350100 (Off), Fax: 880 2 41350101
Email : [email protected], AFTN : VGEGYDYX
PABX: +880 2 41350110 to 21
Airlines Office Chittagong
Biman Bangladesh Airlines:
|Chittagong Head Office|
Biman Bhaban, 1/2, CDA Avenue, Sholasohar,
Phone: +88-031-6506716, +88-031-650982-84
Email: [email protected] [email protected]
Shah Amanat International Airport,
Phone : +88-031-2500900
Shah Amanat International Airport.
Phone: 13603, +88-09638-013603, +88-09666722224, ext: 5144; +880-1755656668
Ayub Trade Center (Ground Floor), 1269/B, Sheikh Mujib Road, Agrabad Commercial Area.
Phone: +88-09638-013603, +88-09666722224, ext: 5159-5160; +880-31-2521931
Cell: +880 1755656659
Phone: +880 255669911 Ext. 7010
Cell: +880 1730358857
|US-Bangla Airlines Chittagong:|
Cell: +880 1777707628, +880 1777707629
Airlines Operates in Chittagong International Airport
Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong is the second-largest International Airport in Bangladesh. Chittagong or Chattagram is the port city of Bangladesh and is also known as the business capital of Bangladesh. This airport has an important role in the economy of Chittagong as well as Bangladesh. Few international passenger flights and cargo operate from Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong.
Popular Passenger Flights and Destination
Local airlines Biman Bangladesh Airlines, US-Bangla Airlines, and Regent Airways operate flights in both local and international destinations. Novoair only operates Chittagong to Dhaka flights from this airport. International operators like Flydubai, Air Arabia, and Salam Air operate flights from Chittagong to several destinations in the Middle East.
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines: Chittagong to Abu Dhabi, Cox’s Bazar, Dhaka, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kolkata, Medina, Muscat.
- US-Bangla Airlines: Chittagong to Chennai, Dhaka, Doha, Kolkata, Muscat.
- Novoair: Chittagong to Dhaka.
- Regent Airways: Chittagong to Dhaka, Doha, Kolkata, Muscat.
- Air Arabia: Chittagong to Sharjah.
- flydubai: Chittagong to Dubai.
- Salam Air: Chittagong to Muscat.
Local air cargo operators mostly operate from here. International operator Etihad Cargo transfers goods from Chittagong to Abu Dhabi and Hanoi route.
- SkyAir: Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar
- Bismillah Airlines: Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar
- Easy Fly Express: Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar
- Hello Airlines: Dhaka
- Etihad Cargo: Abu Dhabi, Hanoi
Osmani International Airport, Sylhet (ZYL)
Osmani International Airport, Sylhet is the third-largest International Airport in Bangladesh. Osmani International Airport is located 15 km northeast of Sylhet, a district at the northeast corner of the country. It has been upgraded to an international one in order to facilitate the people of the district which is famous for a large number of residents of the United Kingdom.
The airport is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB), and is served by Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which earned most of its revenue from this airport. The length of the runway of Osmani International Airport is 9,646 feet or 2,940 meters.
General Information – Osmani International Airport, Sylhet
ICAO ID: VGSY, IATA CODE: ZYL, Latitude: 245740.83N, Longitude: 0915217.89E, TWR FREQ: 122.9 MHz, 122.5 MHz, VOR: 116.4 MHz, NDB: 372 KHz.
Osmani International Airport Contact Information
Airport Manager, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Phone: 880 821 714243 (Off)
Email: [email protected]
PABX: +880 821 725391 to 94
Airlines Operate in Sylhet International Airport
Biman Bangladesh Airlines operates some domestic services between Sylhet and Dhaka which arrive from international destinations such as Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Manchester, Muscat, and London–Heathrow thus providing a direct inbound-only service to Sylhet from those cities. Outbound from Sylhet to those cities involves a domestic flight to Dhaka and continuing on using an international one.
US-Bangla Airlines and Novoair operate Sylhet to Dhaka flights from Osmani International Airport. SkyAir is the only cargo operator at this airport that transfers cargo from Sylhet to Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar.
Bangladesh Domestic Airports
Bangladesh has a total of 11 domestic airports. However, due to many reasons, only 5 of the domestic airports are operational. These five operational Domestic Airports of Bangladesh are Cox’s Bazar Airport, Shah Makhdum Airport, Jessore Airport, Saidpur Airport and Barishal Airport.
Air travel has become popular in recent days. Anyone who wants to travel to any of these domestic airports needs less than 60-minute flights to arrive from the capital city of Dhaka. Businessmen or Other People who don’t want to travel long by bus or Train usually take a flight to cut their travel time. For example, the road distance between Dhaka to Chittagong is 265 KM and takes approximately 7 hours by Bus. But, the Dhaka to Chittagong Flight on any airline will take only 55 min approximately. If you are interested, you can learn how to Buy a Bus Ticket in Bangladesh.
Cox’s Bazar Airport (CXB)
Cox’s Bazar Airport is a domestic airport in the resort town of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The airport serves mostly tourists. The airport is located 1.5 kilometers from Cox’s Bazar city and 396km from Dhaka. The length of the runway of Cox’s Bazar Airport is 9,000 feet or 2,743 meters.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd, Novo Air, US Bangla Airlines, and Regent Airways are the 04 (four) airline operators operating their passenger flights from and to Cox’s Bazar Airport. Sky Capital Airlines, Bismillah Airlines, True Aviation, Hello Air, and Easy Air are the 05 (five) Cargo operators operating their flights from and to Cox’s Bazar Airport.
General Information – Cox’s Bazar Airport, Cox’s Bazar
ICAO ID: VGCB, IATA CODE: CXB, Latitude: 21o27′07″N, Longitude: 091o57′50″E, TWR FREQ: 129.5MHz, 128.5MHz, NDB: 396KHz, Ident: CB
Cox’s Bazar Airport Contact Information
Airport Manager, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]
Airlines Office in Cox’s Bazar
|Biman Bangladesh Airlines:|
Mobile- 01777775527 (Station Manager)City Office:
Hotel Upol, Cox’s Bazar
Cell: 01777775526, 01715054908
Cell01777777872 (Station Manager)City Office:
Hotel Kollol Complex, Laboni Beach road
Cell: 01755656604 (Station Manager)City Office:
Hotel Sea Palace Ltd, Front Side Market(1st floor),
Kolatoli Road, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Phone +88034163142, +889666722224 | Ext-5146
Mobile-01730358810 (Station Manager)City Office:
Hotel Kollol Complex, Laboni Beach Road,
Shah Makhdum Airport, Rajshahi (RJH)
Shah Makhdum Airport is a Domestic Airport at Situated on the Western side of the country. It is about 10 km North of Rajshahi city and beside Rajshahi-Nowgon highway. Three Passenger flights (Biman Bangladesh Airlines and US-Bangla Airlines, Novoair, and Two Aviation Academy) are operating in this airport. Two Aviation Academy (Pilot training school) is running here. They have six/ seven training Aircraft that are operating from this Airport.
Besides this domestic cargo flights are also operating to and from the different destinations at Shah Makhdum Airport. The length of the runway of Shah Makhdum Airport is 6,000 feet or 1,829 meters.
General Information – Shah Makhdum Airport, Rajshahi
ICAO ID: VGRJ, IATA CODE: RJH, Latitude: 242619.39N, Longitude: 0883658.56E, TWR FREQ: 128.3 MHz, DVOR: 114.6 MHz, NDB: 228 KHz
Shah Makhdum Airport Contact Information
Airport Manager, Shah Makhdum Airport, Rajshahi.
Phone: +880 2 47800053 (Off)
Cell: +880 1708167303, +880 1556300056
E-mail: [email protected]
Airlines Office in Rajshahi
|Biman Bangladesh Airlines|
Office: +880 721 774838
District Manager: +880 1777775536
Station Manager: +880 1777775537
|US Bangla Airlines|
Cell: +880 1777777850, +880 1777777851
Station Manager: +880 1777777875
Jessore Airport (JSR)
Jessore Airport is one of the five operational domestic airports of Bangladesh, which is operated and maintained by the Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh, it is also used by the Bangladesh Air Force as a part of BAF Matiur Rahman Base and training airfield for Bangladesh Air Force Academy.
Jessore Airport is located at 7 km north of Jessore city and 140 km south-west of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The length of the runway of Jessore Airport is 8,000 feet or 2,438 meters.
The only destination is Dhaka for the Passengers. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novoair, and US-Bangla Airlines are presently operating their passenger flights on the Jessore-Dhaka-Jessore route. Besides this domestic cargo flights are also operating to and from the different destinations at Jessore Airport by Easy Fly Express Airlines.
General Information – Jessore Airport, Jessore
ICAO ID: VGJR, IATA CODE: JSR, Latitude: 23o 11′ 01.50″ N, Longitude: 089o 09′ 39.21″ E, TWR FREQ: 123.2MHz, 123.9 MHz, DVOR/DME: JSR, Freq, 113 MHz / 1164 MHz, VHF: 123.2 MHz, 123.9 MHz, 121.8 MHz
Jessore Airport Contact Information
Airport Manager, Jashore, Bangladesh.
Phone: +880 421 64033, +880 1708167298
Tower: +880 421 65032
E-mail: [email protected]
The Airlines Office in Jessore
Phone: +880 421 13603, ext: 5173, +880-1755656603
Rail Road, Chourasta.
Phone: +880 421 13603, +880 9638013603, +880 9666722224, ext: 5147-48, +880-1755656670
Hotline 13605, +88 09666713605, Reservation +8801777777800-806
Mobile# +880 1777777836, +880 1777777837
Saidpur Airport (SPD)
Saidpur Airport is the fourth domestic airport located in Saidpur, Nilphamari Bangladesh. This Airport is located 2 km from Saidpur town and 45 km from Rangpur, the northern divisional city of Bangladesh. Saidpur Airport is managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh. The length of the runway of Saidpur Airport is 6,000 feet or 1,829 meters.
The only destination is Dhaka for the Passengers. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novoair, Air Astra, and US-Bangla Airlines are presently operating their passenger flights from and to Saidpur Airport.
General Information – Saidpur Airport, Saidpur
ICAO ID: VGSD, IATA CODE: SPD, Latitude: 254537.35N, Longitude: 0884530.49E, DVOR & DME: 115.8 MHz & 1192 MHz
Saidpur Airport Contact Information
Airport Manager, Saidpur, Bangladesh.
E-mail: [email protected]
The Airlines Office in Saidpur
Biman Bangladesh Airlines:
Cell: +880 1777775539
Station In Charge:
Cell: +880 1755656606
Station In Charge:
Cell: +880 1777777873
Barisal Airport (BZL)
Barisal Airport is a domestic airport located in the southern city of Barisal in Bangladesh. The airport is located close to Barisal city in the Rahamatpur area of Babuganj Upazila. The length of the runway of Barisal Airport is 5,995 feet or 1,827 meters.
The only destination is Dhaka for the Passengers. Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Novoair, and US-Bangla Airlines are presently operating their passenger flights from and to Barisal Airport.
General Information – Barisal Airport, Barisal
ICAO ID: VGBR, IATA CODE: BZL, Latitude: 22o47’56.19″N, Longitude: 090o18’04.45″E, TWR FREQ: 128.10MHz, 129.30 MHz, NDB: 368KHz.
Barisal Airport Contact Information
Airport Manager, Barisal Airport.
Phone: +880 2 55061662 (Off)
Cell: +880 1708167315
Fax: +880 2 55061662
E-mail: [email protected]
Control Tower +880 2 55061673
VIP Lounge: +880 2 55061623
Airlines Office in Barisal
Biman Bangladesh Airlines:
Mobile- +880 1777775531(Station Manager), Tel: +880 4327 73265
City Office: +880 1777775530, Tel: +880 0431 65221
Cell +880 1777777874 (Station Manager)
Pre Approval Required for Air Operation
There are 3 other domestic airports in Bangladesh, which can be used at any time with pre-approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh if needed. These domestic airports are Tejgaon Airport, Bogra Airport, and Shamshernagar Airport. Due to some reasons, these airports don’t operate regular flights.
Tejgaon Airport is a domestic airport located in Dhaka, Bangladesh served as the country’s sole international airport prior to the construction of Shahjalal International Airport. Between 16 and 17 October 2011, the CAAB quietly upgraded it from a short take-off and landing (STOL) port to a domestic airport. Although the airfield’s status was upgraded to that of a domestic airport in October 2011, no airlines serve it yet.
The length of the runway of Tejgaon Airport is 9,315 feet or 2,839 meters.
Bogra Airport is a public-use airport 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) northwest of Bogra, Bangladesh. It is operated by the Bangladesh Air Force. As of July 2015, no scheduled passenger flights serve the airport, but civil air operations are allowed with prior approval.
The airport was dedicated on 12 March 2005. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh, airlines do not serve Bogra because demand is too low for a route to be commercially viable without smaller aircraft than those the airlines operate. The length of the runway of Bogra Airport is only 2,990 feet or 911 meters which makes Bogra Airport, the smallest domestic airport in Bangladesh.
Shamshernagar Airport is a public-use airport 17 kilometers (11 mi) southeast of Moulvibazar, Bangladesh. It is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB). Due to the short length of the runway, it is restricted to STOL aircraft. Civil air operations are allowed with prior approval. The length of the runway of Bogra Airport is 5,200 feet or 1,585 meters.
Bangladesh Airports: OUT Of Service
Some of the domestic airports of Bangladesh is out of service, but those can be resumed at any time with some required renovation task. Some of them are out of service due to a lack of passengers on that particular route.
Ishurdi Airport (IRD)
Ishwardi Airport is a domestic airport in Ishwardi Upazila, Pabna, Bangladesh. Biman Bangladesh Airlines had regular flights to Dhaka until 1996. On 18 November 2013, United Airways resumed flights to Dhaka, thus commercial services resumed after 17 years, but flights to the airport were suspended in mid-2014.
The length of the runway of Ishurdi Airport is approximately 4600 feet or 1,402 meters.
As of now, no airlines serve Ishwardi Airport. United Airways was the last airline to operate there, they stopped services in mid-2014.
Comilla Airport is a public-use airport located near Comilla, Bangladesh. The Airport is not currently in operation. No scheduled flights are available for this airport.
The length of the runway of Comilla Airport is 3,380 feet or 1,030 meters.
Thakurgaon Airport (TKR)
Thakurgaon Airport is a public and military-used STOL airport located near Shibganj of Thakurgaon, Bangladesh. The airport was established in 1940 on a 550-acre area. This airport was renovated in 1977, there were some commercial flights operated for a few years. Due to a lack of interest and a decreasing number of passengers, it went out of operation and was abandoned in 1980. The Airport is not currently in operation. No scheduled flights are available for this airport.
The length of the runway of Thakurgaon Airport is 5,720 feet or 1,743 meters.
Military Operation / Airfield
There are a few numbers of airfields that are used for Military operations. Some of them are active and some of them are closed. In the Chittagong region, the airfields are Zahurul Haq Airbase, Dohazari Airfield, Chakaria Airport, Fenny Airfield, and Hathazari Airfield. In Dhaka Khademul Bashar Airbase (also known as Tejgaon Airport), Matiur Rahman Airbase in Jessore, and Bogra Airport in Bogra known as a military airbase.
Though any of the Airports in Bangladesh are not listed on the top airports of the world list, they are ready to serve all the passengers both on domestic and international routes. The Government of Bangladesh is working continuously with the relevant authority to develop the quality of services in all the airports of Bangladesh. The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh is currently involved with the expansion and development of the major airports of Bangladesh.